Monday, June 29, 2009
Joshua Andrew Dorothy Sentenced to 20 Years for Trafficking Child Porn
A 21-year-old Warren man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Detroit to 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography.
Joshua Andrew Dorothy was first identified by undercover FBI agents through Internet chats. Using a fictitious screen name, Dorothy sought out others epxressing an interest in sex with children, federal authorities said.
During an exchange of text messages with an undercover agent on May 28, 2008, Dorothy claimed to have repeatedly assaulted a 2-year-old girl that he babysat, authorities said.
On June 2, 2008, Dorothy transferred nearly 40 child pornography video files, depicting the sexual assault of children, to an undercover agent, authorities said.
Dorothy pleaded guilty on Jan. 26 before U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen and received the maximum sentence today.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhood, a nationwide initiative to fight child sexual exploitation and abuse launched by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2006.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonid Feller prosecuted Dorothy.